Friends of Keele Events

FoK Lecture (Staffordshire Hoard, January 2016)

We arrange a programme of social events throughout the year, many of which are exclusively for Friends of Keele and their guests.  These occasions are centred on Keele and often involve high profile national speakers and performers.

As well as larger public lectures, the Friends of Keele have also launched a Mini Lecture Series held in the private Raven Mason Suite within Keele Hall.

The Friends' social programme also includes a number of cultural events as well as the opportunity to learn more about developments within teaching and research at Keele University.

The Friends of Keele AGM provides the ideal platform to regularly update members on Keele's goals and achievements.

P‌lease note that attendance at all events must be booked in advance either one of the following methods:

  • online via the "Book Event" button available in each of the events listed below
  • emailing your details to
  • calling 01782 733587 / 733276
  • writing to Friends of Keele (c/o Directorate of Research, Innovation & Engagement), IC2, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5NH

All places are booked on a first-come, first-served basis, and all Guests must be accompanied by a Friends of Keele Member.



  Philip Astley, Son of Newcastle-under-Lyme and Father of the Modern Day Circus 20 February 2018 6.30pm for 7pm start Raven Mason Suite, Keele Hall A talk by the Philip Astley Project   Lunch with the Vice-Chancellor 22 March 2018 12.30pm Raven Mason Suite, Keele Hall Join us to hear about the University's plans, followed by buffet lunch   The Staffordshire Muse 18 April 2018 6.30pm for 7pm start Raven Mason Suite, Keele Hall Playwright Deborah McAndrew talks about her inspiration   Friends of Keele Social 15 May 2018 7.30pm Raven Mason Suite & Nesfield Bar, Keele Hall Come and enjoy a relaxed evening in the company of your fellow Friends   Josiah Wedgwood and the Trent and Mersey Canal 07 June 2018 6.30pm for 7pm start Raven Mason Suite, Keele Hall The Trent and Mersey Canal was visionary in its scale and ambition, and at its very heart was Josiah Wedgwood   Sustainability Hub 18 July 2018 6.30pm for 7pm start Sustainability Hub, Keele University Find out about Keele’s contribution to Sustainability research and Green Technology